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What is Startup Weekend Bratislava?

Startup Weekend is a 54-hour long marathon which aims to transform your business ideas into ambitious startups with help from successful entrepreneurs. We are part of the largest world-wide community of passionate entrepreneurs with over 1000 past events in more than 500 cities around the world.

The idea alone has no value. The team is the most important part. That’s why we gather developers, designers, marketers and business people to drive innovation in Slovakia.

Check out our blog for more information and reports from past events. And start getting ready ;)

Why attend Startup Weekend Bratislava?

Call us biased, but we think that there are dozens of reasons why you should come to a Startup Weekend!  Since we know your time is valuable, we’ll only list the top eight:

Startup Weekends are all about learning through the act of creating.  Don’t just listen to theory, build your own strategy and test it as you go.

Build your network:
This isn’t just a happy-hour. Startup Weekend attracts your community’s best makers and do-ers. By spending a weekend working to build scalable companies that solve real-world problems, you will build long-lasting relationships and possibly walk away with a job or even an investor.

Co-Founder Dating:
We all know it’s not just about the idea – it’s about the team. Startup Weekend is hands down the best way to find someone you can actually launch a startup with.

Learn a new skill:
Step outside of your comfort zone. With a whole weekend dedicated to letting your creative juices flow, Startup Weekends are perfect opportunities to work on a new platform, learn a new programming language, or just try something different.

Actually launch a business:
Over 36% of Startup Weekend startups are still going strong after 3 months.  Roughly 80% of participants plan on continuing working with their team or startup after the weekend.

Get face time with thought leaders:
Local tech and startup leaders participate in Startup Weekends as coaches and judges. Get some one-on-one time with the movers and shakers in your community.

Save money & get stuff:
Startup Weekends cost between 22 eur and 49 eur  (less for students).  Your ticket covers seven meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner), snack, access to exclusive resources from our sponsors, and of course, all the coffee and beer you can drink.

Join a global community:
Join over 45,000 Startup Weekend alumni, all on a mission to change the world.

Be next successful startup as:

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Global Startup Battle 2014

Every team on Startup Weekend Bratislava can join world biggest startup competition on the world GSB 2014 and compete with 30,000 entrepreneurs from over 100 countries

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Nov 21
  • Registration Starts
  • Dinner & Networking
  • Welcome & Intro
  • Pitches Start
  • Attendees vote for the top ideas
  • Teams start forming and discussing ideas
  • Start working on ideas. You may stay and work until morning


Nov 22
  • Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee
  • Teams formed and setting up workspace for working
  • Lunch
  • Call for needs & skills
  • Coaches help teams one-on-one. They are here to help!
  • Dinner
  • Mid weekend check-in, status reports, call for help
  • Finished for the day. You may stay and work until morning


Nov 23
  • Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee
  • Call for help (this is self motivated, so don’t be shy)
  • Lunch
  • Start prepping for presentations
  • Tech check.
  • Judging & awards
  • Dinner
  • Wrapup
  • After party and networking
Community Partners
Product Partners
Media Partners

Branislav Styk

Head of Product Management @ ESET   |   LinkedIn

Building and leading teams of product managers, designers, project managers and competitive specialists who focus on product strategy and design new products.

Michal Truban

Founder & CEO @ Websupport   |   LinkedIn

Check out my advice on "How to win any startup competition"

Boris Zelený

Investor & philanthrop

Professional in finance and investments. Member of several investment boards. He plans to give mysterious award to the winning team :)

Kenneth Ryan

Managing Partner @ KPMG Slovakia   |   LinkedIn

Head of the startup agenda. Brings creative ideas alive.

Ivan Debnár

Idea Creator & Executive Manager at The Spot SK   |   LinkedIn

Founder at, CTO at, Idea creator & executive manager at The Spot.


Ivan Dvoran

Managing Director & Co-founder @ THIS IS LOCCO   |   LinkedIn

Art director and analyst in one person. He likes shirts, MS Windows and sleeps on his side.

Ján Cifra

Head of Business Development @ Piano Media   |   LinkedIn

Experienced MBA graduate with managerial experience, technical background and scientific education. Have grown from software development to project management and general management. My personal love is technology and learning.

Jozef Barta

Investor and Board member @ Sygic   |   LinkedIn

Harvard alumni. Former CEO of Eurotel and UniCredit Bank. Deep experience in banking and managment. Angel investor.

Michal Novota

Partner & CEO @ Restartup   |   LinkedIn

Michal pursues consulting in the field of branding. He is also a consultant in the field of political marketing, communication and leadership skills in Campaigns and a fundraiser in The Slovak Organization for Space Activities. He has worked as a strategic planner in the MARK/BBDO advertising agency, as a trainer and a program officer in The International Republican Institute, and as a SARIO agency spokesman.

Simona Bubánová

Owner @ Creative department   |   LinkedIn

Expert in marketing, communication, digital advertising, online marketing and new media.

Milan Steskal

Co-founder @ Mentegram   |   LinkedIn

I skipped a grade at the elementary school when I was a child. Now a serial entrepreneur, innovating mental health care as a co-founder and COO at Mentegram.

Pavol Nemeth

Technical Director & CIO @ Soitron   |   LinkedIn

An IT Pro who always tries to be lazy, so he searches for simpler ways. Loves asking questions and solving problems. With passion for team sports and adventure racing.

Ondrej Prostrednik

CEO @ Cloud Fender   |   LinkedIn

I share what I’ve learned so far - validating idea, getting traction, design and all the mistakes I have made.

Radovan Vargic

Commercial innovations @ Orange   |   LinkedIn

Specialties: Innovations as broader concept including technology, processes, people...

Change management covering all aspects from idea brainstorming, planning, specifications, project management, implementation, testing, commercial production.

Michal Maxián

IT consultant, non-profit enthusiast, startupist   |   LinkedIn

He has brought StartupWeekend all over Slovakia and started education program ITexperience on high schools and universities.

Matej Duris

New Business Development team @ Telekom   |   LinkedIn

FMUK alumni with mentoring experience from DELL, currently business analyst responsible for bringing external innovation to Slovak Telecom.

Vidar Andersen
Michal Haruštiak
Juraj Danko
Lujza Bubánová
Jozef Tvaroška
Jozef Kopáč
Miloš Blaško
Katarína Dikošová

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